How Leaders Can Enjoy TRUE Relaxation on Their Vacation

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 26, 2016

Summer’s winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to take a vacation—and if you’re in a position of leadership, that’s something I can’t recommend highly enough.

Far too often, leaders fall into the easy trap of thinking they have to be there, hands-on, day in and day out… that the place will fall apart without them.… Read more...

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What Leaders Need to Know About Weekly Huddles

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 22, 2016

Leaders, here’s a question for you: When was the last time you checked in on one of your employees?

It’s not a trick question. I’m asking because, in an increasingly dispersed work environment—with more and more teams including remote employees—it’s more critical than ever for you to be intentional in connecting with your team members.… Read more...

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Do You Have a Feedback Culture?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 10, 2016

Leaders, I have an important question for you: Do you actively court feedback? Are you constantly seeking insight into how you’re doing your job, and suggestions for how you could do it even better?

To put it even more pointedly: If one of your team members approached you with a constructive performance review, how would you take it?… Read more...

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Simple Habits to Boost Your Productivity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 26, 2016

There’s an old quote, commonly attributed to Aristotle: “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

I will be so bold as to say that the same is true of productivity.

Being an efficient and high-producing person—the kind of person who starts each day with a lengthy to-do list and knocks several items off of it by lunch time, making every precious second and minute count—is all about cultivating the right kind of lifestyle; maintaining the right habits over time.… Read more...

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How to Make Your Employees Feel Like Rock Stars

by Dr. Rick Goodman on February 9, 2016

How do your employees see themselves?

Do they see themselves as mere cogs in a machine—or do they feel empowered? Do they feel competent? Do they feel like rock stars?

As a keynote speaker focusing on the fields of leadership and engagement, I’ve always been amazed at the numbers of teams I see that seem to have no sense of pride, no confidence in their own ability.… Read more...

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5 Ways to Go from Being a Good Leader to a GREAT One

by Dr. Rick Goodman on February 5, 2016

As a keynote speaker, focusing on the fields of leadership and engagement, I probably get one question more than any other: What’s the secret? What’s the magic bullet? How do I unlock my leadership greatness?

Of course, the question is usually offered a bit tongue-in-cheek.… Read more...

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5 Tips for Identifying Your Leadership Blind Spots

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 14, 2016

It doesn’t matter how great of a leader you become—how experienced, how deliberate, how learned. You’re still going to have some areas in which you’re weak—areas in which you could stand some improvement.

Many great leaders don’t actually recognize these areas in themselves, which means they don’t improve, and don’t seek assistance when they really need it.… Read more...

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Lead by Example: Show Employees How to Manage Stress

by Dr. Rick Goodman on December 16, 2015

Stress in the workplace takes a toll—not just emotionally, but physically and even financially. Stressed-out, anxious, and fatigued employees don’t work as hard, they don’t work as creatively, and they aren’t as willing to take risks. They do tend to call off more, taking more sick days and getting less done when they’re in the office.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanLead by Example: Show Employees How to Manage Stress